Ad: [ ? ]

Wednesday, April 23

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

« Sunflower Market to Close Stores New Food Pornographer »

Restaurant Tue Jan 29 2008

Golden Rise Bakery


When Golden Rise Bakery moved into Logan Square they immediately impressed me with their breads, sandwiches and high-quality coffee. However, I wasn't sure how quickly this family-owned business would find success on an often lonely strip of Diversey Avenue. I've been pleased to find Golden Rise bustling each time I visit and I certainly hope this means they will be sticking around for quite some time.

The Farmer's Basket sandwich (pictured above) is delicious and makes an excellent weekend lunch after a late night: Gouda, Muenster and Cheddar cheeses are toasted on sourdough bread with granny smith apple slices, bacon and mustard. Their fresh baked breads are reasonably priced (about $4) and excellent quality.

Golden Rise Bakery
2957 W Diversey

Amy / January 29, 2008 1:15 PM

Golden Rise is great-- one of the best parts of that strip on Diversey. Sandwiches are delish and the fresh-baked bread is gobbled up greedily at home within a day or two-- so good!

caf'n'carb-lover / January 31, 2008 5:56 PM

Great breads, great sandwiches. But their pastries are very bland, esp. the brownies.

Add a Comment

Please enter the letter k in the field below:

Live Comment Preview

Notes & Tags

Items marked with a * are required fields. Please respect each other. We reserve the right to delete any comments borne out of douchebaggery or that deal in asshattery.

Permitted tags and how to use them:

To link: <a href="">Link text</a>
To italicize: <em>Your text</em>
To bold: <strong>Your text</strong>

Beer Tue Mar 25 2014

When Brewers and Chefs Meet: A Love Story

By Brandy Gonsoulin

Jesse Valenciana knew what he wanted his mole-inspired stout to taste like, but he was a cook and home brewer, not a professional brewmaster. The co-founder of ManBQue, the local men's grilling and social club, and recent author needed a...
Read this feature »



Wed Apr 23 2014
Rioja Wine Dinner @ Senza

Wed Apr 23 2014
Taste of Vietnam @ Banh Mi & Co.

Thu Apr 24 2014
"Whiskies of the World" Dinner @ Schubas

Thu Apr 24 2014
Not Another Beer Dinner @ The Dawson

Thu Apr 24 2014
Dining Out for Life

Fri Apr 25 2014
Baconfest @ UIC Forum

Sat Apr 26 2014
Baconfest @ UIC Forum

Sat Apr 26 2014
Biting through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland @ Kendall College

Drive-Thru on Flickr

Join the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.

About Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru is the food and drink section of Gapers Block, covering the city's vibrant dining, drinking and cooking scene. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Robyn Nisi,
Drive-Thru staff inbox:



 Subscribe in a reader.

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15